Win a custom, handshaped 5'8" Kite Rocket from local kiter/shaper Gabe Loyd. Photo courtesy Aaron Loyd

It’s still a bit early to tell but looks like we will have wind and swell for the 10th Annual Pismo KiteXpo! Forecast gets better daily and so far this winter, majority of our systems have been hitting overnight with clearing winds following so we’ll see…..

Fri…NW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. NW swell 9 to 12 ft. Chance of showers (20%).

Sat…NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Combined seas 9 to 12 ft. Slight chance of showers.


Thanks to Carol Bolstad for donating this one of a kind original painting!

Tickets are just $1 each or 25 tickets for $20!  Like last year, this year you can also purchase raffle tickets online and you do not have to be present to win. However, if you do win, you are responsible for shipping costs from San Luis Obispo to wherever you would like to receive your winnings.

Please donate via paypal at and in the comments section, please specify that the donation is for the raffle, along with your full name and number so we can write on the tickets for you and also have a way to contact you if you win stuff!

-Airush: Smart Control Bar $500

– Core: Sensor Control Bar $499

-RRD/Mystic: Mystic apparel $200

-North: Ion surfboard and twin bags $300

-F-One: Manera Golf Bag $169

-Cabrinha: Assorted Cabrinha apparel $150

-Xenon: Assorted Xenon apparel $140

-Epic: 129 Spartan $649

-Gabe Loyd Custom/Handshaped 5’8″ Kite Rocket Directional $700

-Liquid Force: Influence board with Luxury Straps $620

-Best: 5’6″ Short Stick Surfboard $709 with optional straps

-Hyperflex: La Playa Jacket, (5) AMP Fullsuit Packages includes 3/2Front Zip Fullsuit, 3mm AMP boots, 3mm AMP gloves, water shirt; PLUS (10) AMP Accessory Packages including 3mm glove AND 3mm Boots $1500 plus value!

-The Kiteboarder: One week stay at Vela Kitesurf Resort in Los Barriles OR Hood River $1500

-Radog Wine: Bottles of Radog! $16+ per bottle

-Carol Bolstad: One of a kind original kite painting priceless!

We also have these shirts on sale at the event or email me to see if we have your size in stock! T-shirts are $20 at event or $25 including shipping in US only. $30 international….

Thanks to Ventura/Oxnard kiter Jack Moore for spearheading the t-shirt fundraiser!

Plus don’t forget that we have superior wines with high review ratings donated by local kiter and winemaker Dan Tudor.  The Radog Sauv Blanc and Radog Dry Rosé are both nice summer wines. 

We are offering these cases at approximately 50% discount from retail prices at $109 per case for Radog Sauvignon Blanc and $74 per case for the Radog Rosé. You can order it at

Radog will be served at the winemaker dinner fundraiser at Giuseppe's on Thursday April 12.

Hope to see you later this week – on the water!


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